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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 53 points (0.3%) at 17,715 as of Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,670 issues advancing vs. 1,290 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Sunoco Logistics Partners ( SXL), down 7.0%, Spectra Energy Partners ( SEP), down 2.2%, Magellan Midstream Partners L.P ( MMP), down 2.0%, Williams Partners ( WPZ), down 1.5% and Statoil ASA ( STO), down 1.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Continental Resources ( CLR), up 3.7%, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), up 2.2%, Suncor Energy ( SU), up 1.3%, Imperial Oil ( IMO), up 1.0% and Phillips 66 ( PSX), up 0.9%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Spectra Energy ( SE) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Spectra Energy is down $0.60 (-1.7%) to $34.21 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Spectra Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.18-$34.86 after having opened the day at $34.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.81.

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Spectra Energy Corp, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates a portfolio of natural gas-related energy assets in North America. Spectra Energy has a market cap of $23.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 4.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Spectra Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Spectra Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Spectra Energy Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, BP ( BP) is down $0.67 (-1.7%) to $38.37 on average volume. Thus far, 5.3 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.14-$38.64 after having opened the day at $38.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.04.

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BP p.l.c. provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to engines, and petrochemicals products worldwide. BP has a market cap of $134.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate BP a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BP as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full BP Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Williams Companies ( WMB) is down $0.71 (-1.5%) to $46.40 on light volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Williams Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.21-$47.15 after having opened the day at $47.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.11.

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The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Williams Partners, Access Midstream, and Williams NGL & Petchem Services. Williams Companies has a market cap of $36.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 6.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Williams Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Williams Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Williams Companies Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the energy industry could consider Energy Select Sector SPDR ( XLE) while those bearish on the energy industry could consider Proshares Short Oil & Gas ( DDG).

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